PSF: West Ham Utd 2-2 Athletic Bilbao (03/08/19)

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Re: West Ham United vs Athletic Bilbao - Match Thread

Post by S-H » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:02 pm

Noticed that Hertha thumped Palace 4-0 today.

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Re: West Ham United vs Athletic Bilbao - Match Thread

Post by chigwells finest » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:10 pm

Which will mirror bilic's 1st season , we had 2-2's and 3-2's all over the place

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Re: West Ham United vs Athletic Bilbao - Match Thread

Post by prophet:marginal » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:29 pm

S-H wrote:Noticed that Hertha thumped Palace 4-0 today.
My STH Palace mate is already battening down the hatches; they've done nothing, transfers inwards, and have Zaha holding out for a new club, too.

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Re: West Ham United vs Athletic Bilbao - Match Thread

Post by Universidad-de-Chile » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:40 pm

From today:

- Sanchez was playing better, imho.
- Balbuena is making also too many errors.. and that combined to the ones of Diop, its just a little too much.
- I will be a little scary, if Anderson get injured someday.. without him, we looked soulless, sometimes.
- Fredericks has also to take a look at some minor mistakes he mades near the penalty area.. Could cost us some games too
- Cresswell and Snodgrass played well too
- Yarmolenko has to learn also to pass easier, not to much fuzzing on middlefieldd, as he has the tendence to get caught and lose some dangerous balls there, that could cost us a lot too.
- Diangana is too lightweight.. has to work to hold on the ball and definition, as well.

- We need a new CB or a defensive MF, someone who make PRESSING in the middle or near the penalty area... as we need to avoid that the opponents comes in that easy.

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Re: West Ham United vs Athletic Bilbao - Match Thread

Post by pezza20 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:41 pm

It boils down to hard facts:

People bang on about left back .. right back .. cover for centre back ...
Can someone just remind me if we are so bad why did Roberto not have to make a save of note the whole game ?

He let 2 in, the first a slice of his own player, the second was pathetic from Cresswell and Balbuena should have been more aware of Williams coming in behind - was a replica goal like the Vardy one.

Overall we looked comfortable defending after the first mad 15 minutes.

Masa for Cresswell, Fred recovers so quickly he is a shoe in but needs to work on his final product.

Wilshere outstanding again and the five attacking players were a joy to watch.

Man City may have too much for us but I do fancy us to score one or two provided we don't hide in our shell.

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Re: West Ham United vs Athletic Bilbao - Match Thread

Post by Universidad-de-Chile » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:55 pm

Roberto is pretty a newby, so...

i will suppose, he was unsure about to react ot not.

But, FIRST, thats job of teh defender to be there and to avoid it, thats come that far till the goalie, imho.

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Post by Ricardo » Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:52 pm

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So either we have started releasing tiny, tiny team sheets or our "programme" is now a magazine format, which makes me want to kill myself. I know it shouldn't bother me but it does.

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Post by eastsider » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:16 pm

Good attendance today!
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Post by Rasp » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:26 pm

The trickery from Haller for the second goal was pure class.

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Post by prophet:marginal » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:54 pm

From the highlights, it looks to me like Anderson and Lanzini are well up for the challenge of playing alongside Haller and Fornals.

Which can only be a good thing.

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Post by Up the Junction » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:59 pm

Rasp wrote:The trickery from Haller for the second goal was pure class.
The trickery for his was outstanding... poor Roberto didn't know where the ball was before it hit the net... :D

Had a decent game today. Though he looked decent, in spells and obvs had a hand in both goals.

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Post by Graza » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:41 pm

Great to see Haller doing some set up work.

Fingers crossed for him this season. A goal in his first competitive match is what he needs to start rolling. Sakho's record is there for the taking!

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Post by stu1 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:08 pm

Anyone got a link for some decent highlights?

I can only find ones which miss whatever Haller did for the second goal.

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Post by Up the Junction » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:24 pm

Not yet but WHU will post highlights soon(ish).

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Re: West Ham United vs Athletic Bilbao - Match Thread

Post by TeddyThePug » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:02 pm

Holy smokes how good was Wilshere . Said to the bloke next to me we better sub him before something happens to him. Quality performance .

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Re: West Ham United vs Athletic Bilbao - Match Thread

Post by Graza » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:43 am

stu1 wrote:Anyone got a link for some decent highlights?

I can only find ones which miss whatever Haller did for the second goal.
The WHU official Facebook page has video of both goals including Haller working on the wing. Not sure if he did more than that shows though.

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Post by bubbles1966 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:48 am

They are on youtube - " onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

There's a couple of 'independent' versions on there as well - one was 10 minutes long.

As an aside, has the youtube embed code on here stopped working? it's not been showing properly in preview the last 2-3 days. Or is that me?

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Post by Puff Daddy » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:05 am

bubbles1966 wrote:They are on youtube - " onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

There's a couple of 'independent' versions on there as well - one was 10 minutes long.

As an aside, has the youtube embed code on here stopped working? it's not been showing properly in preview the last 2-3 days. Or is that me?
Thanks for posting that there, just watched those brief highlights. For their first, Anderson turned his back on the player as he put the cross into our box and our defenders were caught flat footed for their second

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Post by only1post » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:14 am

Graza wrote:. Sakho's record is there for the taking!
Excuse my ignorance, what record does Sakho have?

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Re: West Ham United vs Athletic Bilbao - Match Thread

Post by englebert » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:20 am

I enjoyed the game and with our attacking options and defensive frailties we should have an exciting season in true West Ham traditions.
My biggest worry is that I don’t think most of our players are ready for the start of the season fitness wise. They look a little heavy legged to me and you cannot ease your way in to a premier league season. You got to start fully fit.
At least we have one more game to build fitness chasing Man City players before we get down to proper business

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